What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device when you (you or “Member”) access certain websites. Your browser or mobile device accesses the cookie file each time you visit the website www.weshop.co.uk (“WeShop website”).
Cookies allow WeShop Limited (“WeShop” or “us”) to recognise a Member's browser or device, to distinguish you from other Members of the Service and to improve the Service.
Cookies allow you to navigate between pages quickly, remembering your preferences and improve your browsing experience.
Session and Persistent Cookies
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the WeShop website.
We use the session cookies to keep track of your actions whilst you navigate through the WeShop website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer or mobile device when you close your browser.
We use the persistent cookies to enable the WeShop website to recognise you when you visit, allowing your preferences or actions across the WeShop website (or in some cases across our partner websites e.g. PayPal) to be remembered. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
First and Third Party Cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie.
First party cookies are cookies set by the specific website visited by you – the website displayed in the URL window.
Third party cookies are set by third party services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by Facebook, Twitter, and other advertisers or file sharing platforms. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies to:
• Track your browser across multiple websites,
• Build a profile of your web surfing, or
• Target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
1. Keep track of how you found the WeShop website examples include through a web search or an online advertisement.
2. If you register and create a Profile:
(a) Remember your preferences and choices about the display of information such as the layout and content of your Profile.
(b) Keep you logged in to your Profile for a period of time.
(c) Allow integration with social media sites (such as the ability to share a product or service from your Profile on Facebook).
(d) Provide you with suggested Members to follow and recommended products and services to include in your Profile or buy.
(e) Keep track of your Points. Cookies tell us which Retailer’s website a Visitor has linked through to from your Profile and when and if they go on to make a purchase. More detailed information relating to the value of the Sales Transaction and your Points is sent at a later date by the relevant Retailer or Affiliate Partner.
3. Perform research to help understand the use of our products and services and improve them.
4. Analyse the use of the service.
5. Collect anonymised information that is relevant to your visit to the WeShop website, which may be used for advertising purposes.
When will we place Cookies on your Computer or Device?
We may place cookies when you visit the Service or our Retail Partners’ services using a browser or device that permits the placement of cookies. Your browser or device may allow you to block these technologies, but you may not be able to use some features on the Service if you block them.
A Member will not earn Points on any purchases made by a Visitor who has set their browser to reject cookies.
Please note that your browser or device may or may not include tools that allow you to manage cookies. For more information about whether tools are available, how they work and what they do, visit your browser or device's help materials. Generally, tools like these in your browser or device affect only that particular browser or device, so if you’re using multiple browsers or devices, you can make different choices for each of them.
If you visit the WeShop website but don’t set up a Profile, you may still be presented with advertising for WeShop on other sites that you visit.
For more information on cookies placed by third party advertisers, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu